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I’m just looking for some advice really. It was confirmed that I had an ectopic last Monday so 9 days ago. I had methotrexate on Saturday and will have my bloods done on day 7 (Friday) to see if they have dropped by 15%. I’m just looking for a bit of advice as they said I would have bleeding and some abdominal pain and I’ve barely had any pain and I’ve bled a tiny bit this morning. I can’t work out if I’m lucky or whether it may not be working. Obviously it’s such a miserable and concerning time and I have anxiety anyway so I’m trying to not overthink everything but generally that’s the way I work so I thought I’d reach out to hear others experiences.
If you’re reading this then I’m sorry because you have also experienced an ectopic and it’s really hard!
But I'm yet to have any bleeding, and only mild cramping, however I was having pain prior to the injection.
I have been feeling extremely nauseated which I'm not sure is normal.
From what I've read symptoms can be different for everyone which isn't really helpful when you need reassuring.
I hope everything goes well with your next hgc
I actually did have to have a second dose but then ended up with emergency surgery yesterday because I was in a lot of pain and it was actually because my tube was about to rupture. BUT they did say to me some people don’t really get much pain or bleeding so it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not working. My biggest piece of advice to you is to trust your body and do whatever feels right. This won’t last forever and soon you’ll know what’s what.
I hope yours have dropped. I’ll be thinking of you x
I will say that the second dose has been tougher on my body (more pain and bleeding than first time around) although I tried to think of that as a sign it was working - which it has.
I have had one dose of MTX and my day 4 results showed a slight rise which I was told can happen. Nervous about my day 7 results and really hoping I don’t need second dose!
My levels have continued to drop after the second dose, I'm now on weekly checkups for the next 3 weeks (at least) - they did say that the drop can slow down once you're under 100. FYI my day 4 rise after my first dose was of over 200, not sure if that's similar to what you experienced?
I'm sorry that you had to go through this. Thinking of you all <3
I only had one dose of methotrexate, but it took almost 60 days for me to reach zero. My day 4 results were +400 to 2100 before they dropped to 1536 on day 7 (My story is here if it helps: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41734).
I hope that you are not waiting as long as I was to reach zero. I'm currently around 2 weeks off the 3-month waiting period and I started taking folic again about 3-ish weeks ago when I hit zero. We're hoping to get pregnant again soon, but I'll listen to my body.
Good luck with your levels dropping <3
My hCG was 202 before injection, my day 4 bloods showed it has risen to 248. Got my day 7 bloods tomorrow and really nervous!
Yes I’ve read the same and would also start the 12 weeks after hCG returns to 0 rather than from date of injection.
Just hoping and praying this experience hasn’t left any damage to the tube
Hope everything goes well for you! x
I’m so glad it is over for you now and you can focus on getting your health and body back to normal and eventually getting pregnant again!
Yes I’m hoping it doesn’t take long but it’s out of my control I guess. Just trying to stay positive.
Fingers crossed and all the best!
Yes it did take a while, I think most woman don't take as long as me but I'm a bit of a procrastinator so not surprised my body is also ha It got there in the end and that's the most important thing.
Best of luck with your results @Withlovesaz <3
Seems to be all going well, I'm hopeful I'll be down to zero in the next week or two. I hope everyone else is doing OK and sending good vibes to you all! X